Beginning near the Old High Court and stretching all the way to the National Museum, Suhrawardi Park covers an enormous area. This was...
Khan Mohammed Mirdha’s Mosque
Some 500m west of Lalbagh Fort is Khan Mohammed Mirdha’s Mosque . Erected in 1706, this Mughal structure is stylistically similar to...
About 350m north of the Armenian church, you’ll come to Sitara Mosque , one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Its striking...
The best place for cultural performances is Shilpakala Academy , the national academy of fine art and the performing arts.
A popular and refined Chinese restaurant where you’re expected to dress sharp and enjoy the equally smart food.
Lonely Planet review
A visit to the National Museum is a good way of downloading information about Bangladesh. Sprawling over several floors it begins at the beginning with the geological formation of Bangladesh, whisks you through a rundown of the nation’s flora and fauna, saunters through a Buddhist and Hindu past, and brings you bang up to date with the War of Liberation and the creation of the modern state. Some of the exhibits are a little stale – the stuffed birds are looking more stuffed and less bird with every passing year, and it’s amazing how badly lit, displayed and labelled everything is.